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LaFayette man charged with murdering girlfriend arrested for drugs last year

LaFayette man charged with murdering girlfriend arrested for drugs last year

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A LaFayette man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend has a criminal arrest record for drugs, officials said.

Clay Bennett Cartoon

Clay Bennett Cartoon

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Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

COLUMN: The difference between hearing and listening

COLUMN: The difference between hearing and listening

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A recent Associated Press article posed this question: What if your doctor’s gender could influence your chance of surviving a visit to the hospital?

GUEST COLUMN: Celebrating an undeserved gift

GUEST COLUMN: Celebrating an undeserved gift

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The word is lagniappe. Discovering this word was like finding a rare ruby in a field or getting a gift at Christmas you did not want but learn…

BASKETBALL: Darlington fights for win over Christian Heritage

BASKETBALL: Darlington fights for win over Christian Heritage

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Three players reached double digits for Darlington on Saturday as the Tigers traveled to Christian Heritage and pulled out a 49-47 win against…

WRESTLING: Local teams get one final tune-up before area tournaments at the Darlington Classic

WRESTLING: Local teams get one final tune-up before area tournaments at the Darlington Classic

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Darlington’s traditional wrestling tournament has always been held with the intention of being a springboard for the postseason and teams took…

GHC BASKETBALL: Lady Chargers get by East Georgia State

GHC BASKETBALL: Lady Chargers get by East Georgia State

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Sydney Garnigan made two big shots down the stretch and Taylor Farley sank a 3-pointer in overtime Saturday as the Georgia Highlands women sur…

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LaFayette man charged with killing girlfriend

LaFayette man charged with killing girlfriend

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A 29-year-old LaFayette man killed his live-in girlfriend Sunday evening, Jan. 15, Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said Monday.

Search still on for possible 5th victim after vehicle goes off dock in Alabama

Search still on for possible 5th victim after vehicle goes off dock in Alabama

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CENTRE, Ala. (AP) — The search continued Thursday for a fifth person after a vehicle drove off a boat landing in northeastern Alabama on Tuesd…

Months-long, multistate Drug Task Force investigation leads to three arrests and seizures in Silver Creek

Months-long, multistate Drug Task Force investigation leads to three arrests and seizures in Silver Creek

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A Thursday press release from the Polk County Drug Task Force provided information about the conclusion of a months-long investigation into a …

Cedartown man charged with murder of Ella Pointer

Cedartown man charged with murder of Ella Pointer

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CEDARTOWN — A Cedar­town man already in jail on a probation violation charge is now facing multiple charges in the death of a baby at the end …

Woman's body found on Industrial Park Road in Cartersville

Woman's body found on Industrial Park Road in Cartersville

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The body of a 36-year-old white woman was found around 5 a.m. Monday morning, according to the Cartersville Police Department

Berry employee Jessica Yates killed in wreck

Berry employee Jessica Yates killed in wreck

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SUMMERVILLE — A Chattooga County resident who worked at Berry College’s Memorial Library was killed in a wreck Friday night, according to Chat…

Winters, Heiskell, Loudermilk opposed

Winters, Heiskell, Loudermilk opposed

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Voters in Chattooga and Walker counties will choose their sole county commissioner today and Bartow County has contested state and federal leg…

Update: GBI says autopsy of toddler who died in Polk County is done but details still pending

Update: GBI says autopsy of toddler who died in Polk County is done but details still pending

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Update: The GBI said the autopsy examination for Ella Pointer has been completed by a GBI medical examiner.  At this time, the results (cause …

Drivers warned about change to Ga. 20 in Cartersville

Drivers warned about change to Ga. 20 in Cartersville

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CARTERSVILLE — The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising drivers in Cartersville that old Ga. 20 is scheduled to be closed to throu…

Fort Oglethorpe police receive complaints of “creepy” clowns chasing residents

Fort Oglethorpe police receive complaints of “creepy” clowns chasing residents

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Fort Oglethorpe police have received complaints in the past two days of suspicious people dressed as clowns frightening area residents.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College celebrates opening of Catoosa County campus in Ringgold

Georgia Northwestern Technical College celebrates opening of Catoosa County campus in Ringgold

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College completed a huge milestone Monday, Sept. 19, when school administrators and government officials celebr…

3 suspects arrested for robbery in Sand Rock

3 suspects arrested for robbery in Sand Rock

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Three people were arrested as the result of a robbery investigation conducted by the Cherokee County Major Crimes Unit.

DRI gives green light for new Bartow logistics facility

DRI gives green light for new Bartow logistics facility

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Planners at the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission in Rome have completed a Development of Regional Impact report for a proposed distributi…

Former Catoosa sheriff’s deputy killed after his vehicle is struck by train

Former Catoosa sheriff’s deputy killed after his vehicle is struck by train

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A former Catoosa County sheriff’s deputy died Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 13, after his vehicle was struck by a train.

Sheriff releases names of two children who died in Chickamauga fire

Sheriff releases names of two children who died in Chickamauga fire

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CHICKAMAUGA — Two girls died in a mobile home fire in Chickamauga early Tuesday morning.

Neighbor who called 911 in fatal Chickamauga fire is collecting food, clothing for family

Neighbor who called 911 in fatal Chickamauga fire is collecting food, clothing for family

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Mary Bowman was the first person on the scene of a deadly fire in Chickamauga early Tuesday morning that left two young girls dead.

Baby, 6-year-old die in Walker County mobile home fire

Baby, 6-year-old die in Walker County mobile home fire

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Two young girls, ages 6 years old and 8 months old, died in a mobile home fire in Chickamauga early Tuesday morning, Sept. 13.

LaFayette police searching for two men who burglarized store

LaFayette police searching for two men who burglarized store

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Two masked men broke into a LaFayette convenience store early Friday morning and left with $2,500 in cash.

One killed, one injured in early morning wreck on Highway 27 south of Cedartown

One killed, one injured in early morning wreck on Highway 27 south of Cedartown

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One person was killed and another hospitalized in a wreck this morning south of Cedartown, according to Georgia State Patrol officials.

Toews' late goal leads Blackhawks past Canucks

Toews' late goal leads Blackhawks past Canucks

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:18 remaining and the Chicag…

USC holds off Arizona State 82-79 to snap 2-game home skid

USC holds off Arizona State 82-79 to snap 2-game home skid

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elijah Stewart scored 29 points, making seven of Southern California's 14…

Bookies make Patriots a 3-point pick with record over/under

Bookies make Patriots a 3-point pick with record over/under

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers like the New England Patriots by a field goal over the Atlanta F…

Canada, Burke lift No. 13 UCLA women past USC 71-67

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The UCLA women's basketball team did it again.

Super Bowl will pit Brady's Patriots against Ryan's Falcons

Super Bowl will pit Brady's Patriots against Ryan's Falcons

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A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the S…

Curtains for Steelers defense in 36-17 AFC title game loss

Curtains for Steelers defense in 36-17 AFC title game loss

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — LeGarrette Blount burst through the line at the Pittsburgh 19, slip…

U.S. Marshals arrest three after lengthy investigation

U.S. Marshals arrest three after lengthy investigation

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According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Sheriffâ's Office investigators, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agents, and Deputy U.S. Marsh…

LaFayette man charged with murdering girlfriend arrested for drugs last year

LaFayette man charged with murdering girlfriend arrested for drugs last year

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A LaFayette man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend has a criminal arrest record for drugs, officials said.

Deputy recovers stolen vehicle

Deputy recovers stolen vehicle

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The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has recovered a 1996 Dodge Ram Truck reported stolen from Dawson County, Ga.